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Presented and produced by Seán Delaney.

On this week's programme I bring you the second part of my interview with Dr. Pip Bruce Ferguson. Pip works at the Teaching Enhancement Unit at Dublin City University. This part of our conversation covered the following topics:

  • Changing the research culture of a higher education institution
  • Action research
  • The network of educational action research Ireland.
  • What counts as research?

During our conversation Pip referred to the following websites:

http://tekotahitanga.tki.org.nz/About

http://www.eari.ie/

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On this week's programme the distinguished Educational Psychologist, Professor David C Berliner, who is Regents Professor Emeritus at Arizona State University, shares more of his ideas and reflections about education. Among the topics he discusses this week are assessment literacy, the instructional sensitivity of tests, why he would hesitate in using international comparative tests to shape education policy, and the attractiveness of teaching as a career.

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On this week's programme my guest is David C. Berliner who is Regents' Professor of Education Emeritus at Arizona State University. Among the topics we discussed were co-authoring Educational Psychology with Nathaniel Gage, how he stumbled into the field of educational psychology, his views on what psychology contributes to the education of a teacher, how he thinks teacher education could be improve, his thoughts on the effective removal of educational psychology from teacher education programmes in the United States, his interest in the psychology of classroom practice, the messiness of classroom practice, his thoughts on motivation and feedback to children, and making research accessible to teachers.

He talks about a concept he developed called “academic learning time” – one of the possibly “one of the most important concepts ever created in educational psychology.” It is a classroom method to predict kids’ outcomes.

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This week I bring you the second part of my interview with Jack Whitehead on the topic of Living Educational Theory and Action Research. You can find out more about Jack Whitehead's work at his website http://actionresearch.net Jack Whitehead was in Ireland to address a meeting of Educational Action Research in Ireland (EARI).

I also bring you a short report from the 2016 BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition. The report was done by my colleague on 103.2 Dublin City FM, Alex Gibson, who presents The Persuaders every Friday at 1pm.

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On this week's programme I speak to Professor Jack Whitehead, from the University of Cumbria, who developed the approach to research known as "Living (Educational) Theory." You can find many resources related to such research at the website http://actionresearch.net/. Jack Whitehead was in Ireland to address a meeting of Educational Action Research in Ireland (EARI).

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On this week's programme I spoke to three of the authors of the book Enhancing Practice through Classroom Research: A Teacher's Guide to Professional Development. I spoke to Caitriona McDonagh, Mary Roche and Bernie Sullivan. Máirín Glenn is the fourth author.

The mentioned the website they developed together, Educational Action Researchers in Ireland to build a network of action researchers.

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For this programme I spoke to Michelle Shiels, a graduate of Stranmillis University College, who gave a workshop input on autism at the annual SCoTENS conference. I spoke to Neil Hallinan, a retired teacher and current member of the Irish Mathematics Teachers Association (IMTA) on the fiftieth anniversary of the organisation's founding and about the 2014 Maths Fest. Finally, I spoke to  Dr Deborah Tannehill, emeritus faculty UL on the topic of fundamental movement in physical education, a topic she is presenting a workshop on in St. Patrick's College on 12 November.

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This week's programme is an extended interview with Professor Pamela Munn, one of the authors of the Report of the International Review Panel on the Structure of Initial Teacher Education in Ireland, better known as the Sahlberg Report. Pamela Munn was in Dublin as a guest of the Vere Foster Trust for whom she gave a policy lecture. Among the topics covered in the interview are the teaching of history, throughts on teachers and research, Professor Munn's views on initial teacher education, and behaviour management in schools.

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On this podcast we hear why many young children don't understand the meaning of the equals sign and what can be done about it. We also hear why manipulatives are not good for teaching the cardinality of numbers (i.e. that when you count objects, the final number relates to the whole set and not just to the final object that was counted). My guest is Professor Nicole McNeil who directs the Cognition Learning and Development Lab at the University of Notre Dame. She is also ACE Associate Professor of Psychology and a fellow of the Institute for Educational Initiatives at the university.

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In this podcast I bring you the second part of my two-part interview with Harvard University Professor, Catherine Snow. Professor Snow was in Ireland as a guest of the Reading Association of Ireland and she gave a keynote speech at the annual conference of the Association in September 2013.

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